Broughton Choir St John Baptist Parish Church

11.00 am

By Brendan Hurley
Price £10.00

CD available at Church





Diary Dates


Sunday 26th  November
Carol Practice for all Boys 9.00 am
Drinks and Biscuits before 11.00 am Eucharist.

Saturday 2nd December at 11.00am
Parish Christmas Fayre in the Parish Hall.

Sunday 3rd December
No Choir at 11.00 am Eucharist
2.00 pm Carol Service for the Order of St John & the St John Ambulance Brigade (Full Choir)
6.30 pm Evensong as usual

Monday 11th Tuesday 12th Thursday 14th  December: Broughton Carol Concerts, Parish Hall

Friday 15th December: Carols at District Club, and the Church Club.

Saturday 16th December: Carols at Sainsbury’s.

Saturday 23rd December
Carol Service in the Parish Church  at 6.30. NB!

Monday 25th December. Christmas Day
Full Choir for the 10.0 am Servicee. The Church is usually full to overflowing!

Wednesday 27th December
No Choir Practice.

Sunday  31st  December
No Choir at Services.

Wednesday 3rd January
Choir resumes.
Practices and Services at usual times


Friday 5th January
Choir Hot Pot Supper and Awards Evening

Tuesday 3rd - Monday 9th April
Boys' Isle of Man Course.

Saturday 21st July – Sunday 29th July
Provisional date for the 2018 France Tour.

.... and a few bits and pieces

As always at this time of year, we will soon be ready to welcome new Probationers
… and as always, we need to ensure that parents of prospective boys are made aware of the fact that right on their doorstep, there is a Choir which is acknowledged as being one of the leading Parish Church Choirs in the country.

Please come along, to see the choir in action on a Sunday or Wednesday which is an important first step. You will be surprised just how very little is known about Broughton Choir in the locality!

Service Sheets
The  monthly Service Sheet, which in addition to lists of hymns and psalms, also includes details of Evensong Anthems and Service Settings, is e mailed to all Parents, Choristers and Friends of the Choir. The Boys, particularly those on the chairs, find it very useful to have a copy to put in their hymn books.

Name Tapes
Please put these on sweat shirts, ties, ruffs, surplices and cassocks. This saves so much time when items go missing –  as they occasionally do!!

Absence Slips
Thank you for continuing to return these after absences. Could I please ask, however,  that if an absence is foreseen, the slip (or e mail message) comes in beforehand whenever possible.  This helps so much with regard to distribution of music, and other preparations for Services and practices.

Absence Slips can of course  be downloaded from the splendid Choir Website ( which Mrs Sandra Buckland kindly looks after for us.

... and  finally, don't  forget

that the splendidly produced monthly  magazine 'Broughton Outlook'  will keep you up to date with Parish 'happenings', and regularly includes amongst its features, Choir news and Photographs.
Copies can be purchased at the back of Church or you can have them delivered to your home.

With very best wishes
John Catterall

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